Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08%


© Reuters. Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08%

Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the added 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:), which rose 5.69% or 0.17 points to trade at 3.16 at the close. Cascades Inc . (TSX:) added 3.14% or 0.52 points to end at 17.09 and Husky Energy Inc . (TSX:) was up 3.04% or 0.09 points to 3.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX:), which lost 6.00% or 1.16 points to trade at 18.16 in late trade. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX:) declined 3.50% or 0.68 points to end at 18.75 and New Gold Inc (TSX:) shed 3.35% or 0.080 points to 2.310.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 597 to 454 and 111 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.57% or 10.90 to $1905.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 4.57% or 1.77 to hit $36.95 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 4.52% or 1.85 to trade at $39.08 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.13% to 0.7514, while CAD/EUR rose 0.19% to 0.6415.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 93.915.

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